*Original post can be found at the bottom of this post.
Thanks for all the advice so far. After reading what everyone had to say and browsing around Newegg a little bit, I think I've put together what I want in a PC.
-Windows 7 64-bit
-AMD Phenom II x6 1100T (3.3ghz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103913
-8Gb RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220570
-Radeon HD 6850 Gpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516
-Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697
I already have a tower and dvd drive. I was wondering if anyone sees anything really wrong with this setup. I'm not a computer expert, so if there's an incompatibility issue, I would be liable to miss it. :[
Also, will a 530watt power supply support this system???
*Hello FFXIV-Zam community!
(If this is too lengthy, the main point is I need help picking out a video card.)
I recently purchased and began playing FFXIV. So far I'm enjoying it, and as I've been meaning to purchase a new PC lately, I figure I should get on that now to improve my gaming experience. For background, my current computer benchmarks a 107 on the official benchmark program. Yes, a 107. I can run the game on absolute minimum settings, with long load screens, some lag and what seems like an okay FPS.
My current specs are:
-Windows 7 64-bit
-Intel Celeron CPU 420 1.60 Ghz
-GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS
(If I am missing anything important here let me know.)
I am looking to purchase an entirely new PC. I have read many threads on PC construction. (Including the couple already in these forums.) The main thing I'm confused on is the video card. I don't really understand the differences between them. Even when I search for the video cards Square-Enix recommends for FFXIV, I get several different companies with similar looking details, and prices ranging from 100$-400$.
If anyone can post their specifications, what they benchmarked, and on which settings (and how smoothly) they run the game, that would be very helpful.
I would like to run the game on AT LEAST standard settings. (Obviously higher is fine.)Plus it would be nice to have a computer that could go without a hardware upgrade for several years.
My total price range should be about 500$-900$, but mostly I need assistance picking out a video card.
Thank you so much for your time and help.*
Edited, Aug 27th 2011 9:20pm by IAmIosif
Edited, Aug 27th 2011 9:21pm by IAmIosif